Docket Number:  FB-520319-RO
                                 STATE OF NEW YORK
                     DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                           OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                    GERTZ PLAZA
                              92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

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     IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
     APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: FB 520319-RO
                                         :  
     516 W. 174th ST. REALTY CO./           DRO DOCKET NO.: ZDJ 520630-S
     HARRY GREENBAUM,
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On February 27, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  timely  Petition  for
     Administrative Review of an order concerning  the  housing  accommodations
     relating to the above-described docket number.  

     The Commissioner has reviewed all the  evidence  in  the  record  and  has
     carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant  to  the  issues
     raised by the petition.

     On October 16, 1989, the tenant commenced  this  proceeding  by  filing  a
     complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services 
     in the subject apartment.

     In its answer dated December 26, 1990, the owner  denied  the  allegations
     set forth in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise  asserted  that  all
     required repairs had been completed.

     Thereafter, on January 3, 1991 an inspection of the subject apartment  was
     conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of defective 
     conditions.

     On February 5, 1991, the Rent Administrator directed restoration of  these
     services and further ordered a reduction of the stabilization rent.

     In its petition for administrative review, the owner states, in substance, 
     that repairs have been made.

     After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion  that  the
     petition should be denied.

     The owner's petition does  not  make  clear  whether  it  is  the  owner's
     contention that repairs had been made before the apartment  was  inspected
     or the order was issued, or whether the contention is  that  repairs  were
     made following the issuance of the Rent Administrator's order.  If  it  is
     the former, then the owner's allegation is belied by  the  report  of  the
     agency inspector.  If it is the  latter,  then  the  Rent  Administrator's
     order reducing the rent was nevertheless correct  when  issued,  and  this
     order is issued without prejudice to the owner filing an  application  for
     restoration of services.



     THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it is






          Docket Number:  FB-520319-RO

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied,  and  that
     the District Rent Administrator's  order  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
     affirmed.

     ISSUED:




                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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